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WaPo Ignores That Muslim Teen Was Allegedly Killed by Illegal Alien

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:45

The Washington Post refused to mention the illegal alien status of the man accused of beating to death a Muslim teenager in Fairfax County, Virginia.

New York Allocates $5 Million to Promote Women and Minority TV Writers and Directors

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:43

The New York state legislature has passed a new law allocating up to $5 million in tax credits meant to encourage operators of a qualified film production company to hire women and people of color as TV writers and directors.

GOP Senators Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson, and Mike Lee ‘Not Ready to Vote’ for Healthcare Bill

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:42

Four Republican lawmakers issued a statement on Thursday saying they are "not ready” to vote for the Senate legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare.

Obama Hammers McConnell Healthcare Bill: ‘Massive Transfer of Wealth’ from Middle Class to Rich

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:40

Former President Barack Obama blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) healthcare bill on Thursday, saying “it’s a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America.”

CBC Chair Dem Rep Richmond Accuses GOP Rep Steve King of ‘White Privilege’ in Heated Exchange

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:31

This week at a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Congressional Black Caucus chairman Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) accused his colleague Rep. Steve King (R-IA) of “white privilege” during a heated exchange. When King compared the violent death rate in El Salvador to the homicide rate in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, Richmond expressed his displeasure. Richmond said, “We’re going to lose all civility in this committee if he thinks it’s appropriate to compare New Orleans to Guatemala.” Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) tried to calm the situation by saying, “The gentleman from Iowa has the right to make a statistical comparison between two locations.” Richmond continued, “You are comparing the people in the location—that would be like me comparing him to somebody in the Klan. I don’t have the basis to do that.” Richmond then raised his voice as he said, “I am not going to sit here and let him do that to the people I love, and the people I respect and—I live in New Orleans. If the gentleman persists on it, then let’s go in the back and have the conversation about New Orleans. But I am not going to sit here and do this. If it

Nancy Pelosi Will Not Give Up Leadership After Latest Election Losses: ‘I Am a Master Legislator’

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:27

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is not ready to give up her power despite calls by some of her Democratic colleagues who say new leadership is needed following the recent losses in House special elections in Georgia and South Carolina, where Republicans Karen Handel and Ralph Norman won, respectively.

Tom McClintock’s Bill Fast-Tracks Dams & Reservoirs

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:03

Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) is leading an effort to end environmentalists’ ability to delay the building of dams and reservoirs on federal land by fast-tracking control of the permitting process, placing power in the hands of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

Sarah Sanders: ‘We’ll Get Back to You’ on Senate Healthcare Bill Details as ‘Stakeholders’ Brought to Table

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:01

WASHINGTON, D.C. — White House Principle Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters in the Thursday afternoon briefing that President Donald Trump “wants to bring the stakeholders to the table,” for conversations over the newly released Senate Republican Leadership’s healthcare bill before addressing specific items contained within it.

Instagram Fitness Star Killed by Exploding Whipped Cream Container

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:57

A French fitness blogger who had a massive following on Instagram died after a whipped cream canister exploded and hit her chest.

Instagram Fitness Star Killed by Exploding Whipped Cream Container

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:57

A French fitness blogger who had a massive following on Instagram died after a whipped cream canister exploded and hit her chest.

Report: This Robot Can Iron Your Clothes for You

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:44

A robot has been programmed to iron your clothes by using a camera to create a "hi-res 3D representation" of the creases.

All Five Seattle Pro Sports Teams Cooperate to Celebrate ‘Pride Month’

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:36

Gay activists are celebrating the combined effort, noting that this is the first time that all the teams have organized to recognize LGBTQ equality.

Trump’s ‘Tapes’ Were a Bluff to Force James Comey to Tell the Whole Truth

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:12

President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that he had not recorded his conversations with former FBI director James Comey before firing him. The media are portraying Trump's new "admission" as a failure. But in fact, Trump's bluff has been a tactical win for the president, for two reasons.

Paul Ryan to Senate: Pass Health Care ‘So We Can All Get on with Keeping Our Promise’

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:10

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) gave his weekly press conference Thursday, less than an hour after Senate Republicans released their version of the American Health Care Act.

Deported MS-13 Gangsters Keep Sneaking Back Across U.S. Border

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:03

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. immigration officers keep apprehending and deporting members of the brutal Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang, but they keep sneaking back across the southwest border into the United States, a high-ranking Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official told lawmakers.

Stevie Wonder: Can’t Say, ‘Black Lives Matter’ When Blacks Are Killing Blacks

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:35

While addressing "gun violence" at a North Minneapolis Conference on Peace, musician Stevie Wonder said it is contradictory to say, "Black Lives Matter" while black-on-black crime rages out of control.

Texas Heat Kills Three Illegal Immigrants in One Day

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:34

Illegal immigrants attempting to circumvent the Border Patrol checkpoint in Falfurrias, Texas, are dying in higher numbers due to the recent heat wave. Brooks County officials report the number of dead bodies recovered this year is up over last year. This week, three bodies were found in a single day.

Ohio State Football Recruit Wears T-Shirt: ‘I Hope I Don’t Get Killed for Being Black Today’

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:33

Tyreke Smith, a player attending Ohio State’s football camp, made quite the impression when he showed up on the Buckeye’s campus.

Elizabeth Warren on McConnell Bill: ‘These Cuts Are Blood Money… People Will Die’

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:33

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) accused Senate Republicans of using “blood money” to give wealthy Americans tax cuts after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the draft of the Senate’s healthcare bill on Thursday.

Dem Sen Murphy: Senate Healthcare Bill ‘More Evil’ and ‘Even Dumber’ Than the House Bill ‘In Some Ways’

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 14:33

On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) stated the Senate’s healthcare bill is some respects more evil and dumber than the House proposal. Murphy said he had “started” to read the bill and it “looks as if it largely mirrors the House bill.” He continued, “In some ways, it’s more evil. In some ways, it’s even dumber than the House proposal. It seems as if it goes deeper into Medicaid with even worse cuts. Which…will require states to kick seniors out of nursing homes, to end coverage for millions of low-income children all across the country. It doesn’t seem — as I take a first look at it, to have a requirement that individuals buy insurance. Which, frankly, makes any protection for people that are sick meaningless. Logistically, it just doesn’t seem like it works.” (h/t Mediaite) Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett